Collaborative Health Systems to Present at 2016 National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) Conference

Mittwoch, 21.09.2016 14:00


Collaborative Health Systems (CHS), a Universal American company (NYSE: UAM), announced today that its president, Jeffery Spight, will present at the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) Fall 2016 Conference, September 28-30 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

CHS currently partners with approximately 5,000 providers, mostly primary care physicians, in one Next Generation ACO Model and 22 Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, covering 239,000 Medicare beneficiaries. In 2015, 18 of these ACOs generated nearly $100 million in savings for Medicare and 10 of these ACOs generated $40 million in shared savings revenue.

Mr. Spight is a member-at-large on the 2016 NAACOS Board of Directors. He will present during three different sessions:

  • As part of the keynote panel on Thursday, September 29, with Sean Cavanaugh, deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, on 2015 Performance Year results and how ACOs can learn from the experiences of the ACOs that generated shared savings and improved quality scores.
  • As part of a panel on “Identifying the Best Model for Your ACO: Alternatives to MSSP Track One” on Thursday, September 29.
  • And, as part of a panel discussion about “MACRA Implementation: Critical Details for ACOs,” on Friday, September 30.

Paul Jernigan, general counsel for Collaborative Health Systems, will speak on a panel on Thursday, September 29, about how ACOs can develop strong compliance programs.

For more information about the conference, visit

About Collaborative Health Systems

Collaborative Health Systems (CHS), a Universal American company (NYSE: UAM), is a management services organization that partners with primary care physicians as they move to value-based payment systems. Our core belief is that primary care physicians are in the best position to influence the quality and cost of healthcare. CHS provides comprehensive support for its physician partners by providing actionable data to help coordinate care and helping practices change behavior to meet the new quality requirements of the value-based payment system. CHS currently manages one Next Generation ACO Model, and 22 MSSP ACOs, with approximately 5,000 providers, mostly primary care physicians, covering 239,000 Medicare beneficiaries. For more information, visit

About Universal American Corp.

Universal American (NYSE: UAM), through our family of healthcare companies, provides health benefits to people covered by Medicare. We are dedicated to working collaboratively with healthcare professionals, especially primary care physicians, in order to improve the health and well-being of those we serve and reduce healthcare costs. For more information on Universal American, please visit our website at

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